Ranka Primorac has degrees from the universities of Zagreb, Zimbabwe and Nottingham Trent. She teaches an Africana Studies course at the London branch of New York University and has also taught at a number of UK institutions of higher learning, including, in recent years, Royal Holloway. Ranka has written widely about Zimbabwean literature and culture: she is the author of The Place of Tears: The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe (2006) and co-editor of Versions of Zimbabwe: New Approaches to Literature and Culture (2005) and Zimbabwe in Crisis: The International Response and the Space of Silence (2007). She is currently preparing edited collections on Zimbabwe’s new diasporas and on African city textualities (both forthcoming in 2009), and is about to embark on a BA-funded research project on contemporary Zambian writing.
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